Kaleidoscope - Cascade in Spalted Maple wood by Steve & Peggy Kittelson 2M 9 Point
Cascade is a beautiful hand-turned wooden kaleidoscope in Spalted Maple wood. Spalted Maple is a very unusual and beautiful type of wood, with a background in beige and markings of black, dark brown, brown, and gold that appear to mimic granite.
This kaleidoscope's finely machined metal end turns very smoothly, and the very vivid 2-mirror mandala (interior image) is a result of Peggy's signature lamp-worked glass pieces in various textures and shapes, in shades of bright cobalt blue, aqua, pink, cranberry red, and shimmery gold, as well as textured glass in several other colors.
Cascade provides an opportunity to own a very affordable style by the Kittelsons, truly masters in the world of collectible kaleidoscopes. It measures 8" long x 2" in diameter (at the eyepiece end), and 2-5/8" tall when sitting on its custom suede-lined, walnut base.
Please note the exact pattern of the spalted wood may vary slightly from these photographs.